VELVET WORM shooting slime
The Onychophora, a sort of worm with legs. It catches its prey by shooting film of sticky, goo. See it in action in a video here (it’s in Spanish but there’s lots of action once it gets going)
The velvet worms (Onychophora — literally “claw bearers”, also known as Protracheata) are a minor ecdysozoan phylum. The segmented organisms have tiny eyes, antennae, multiple pairs of legs and slime glands.
Velvet worms live in all tropical habitats and in the temperate zone of the Southern Hemisphere.
Because the danger of desiccation is greatest during the day and in dry weather, it is not surprising that velvet worms are usually most active at night and during rainy weather. Under cold or dry conditions, they actively seek out crevices in which they shift their body into a resting state. Velvet worms are negatively phototactical: they are repelled by bright light sources.
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